Flora of China
  FOC Vol.2-3 (2013)              | Family List  Lomariopsidaceae  PDF     | Link Font:+ Big | - Small
   34. Lomariopsidaceae  
藤蕨科   teng jue ke
Authors:Authors: Prof. Fuwu Xing, Wang Faguo, Zhang Xianchun, Masahiro Kato & David S. Barrington


Plants large, terrestrial, climbing, or epiphytic. Rhizomes stout, ascending or long scandent, dorsiventral, with roots on ventral side and several rows of fronds on dorsal side, bearing numerous scales on rhizome apex. Fronds distant, monomorphic or dimorphic, imparipinnate; stipes densely scaly at base; scales black, lanceolate or linear; lateral pinnae articulate to rachis; sterile pinnae linear-lanceolate, margin entire or serrate; veins free or anastomosing in several rows of areoles, without included free veinlets. Fertile fronds with narrow, linear pinnae. Sori dorsal on veinlets, in 1-4 rows on each side of costa, or acrostichoid, completely covering abaxial surface of pinnae, exindusiate; annulus consisting of 14-22 thick-walled cells. Spores elliptic or orbicular.

Three genera and ca. 40 species: pantropical, mainly in Asia, Africa, and Oceania; two genera and four species (one endemic) in China.

Wang Chuhao. 1999. Lomariopsidaceae (excluding Lomagramma). In: Wu Shiewhung, ed., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 6(1): 125-129; Hsieh Yingtang. 2001. Cyclopeltis. In: Kung Hsianshiu, ed., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 5(2): 182-184.

1Plants terrestrial; sori orbicular, in 1-4 rows on each side of costa.1  Cyclopeltis    拟贯众属
+Plants epiphytic and/or climbing; sori acrostichoid, completely covering abaxial surface of pinnae.2  Lomariopsis    藤蕨属
   Lower Taxon
  • Cyclopeltis  J. Smith  拟贯众属
  • Lomariopsis  Fée  藤蕨属